Arriva drivers overwhelmingly reject pay offer 

North West bus drivers will continue with their strikes after pay offer roundly rejected by union members. 

Over three-quarters of drivers voted to reject the deal and continue with strike action.  

George Patterson, GMB regional organiser, said, “Working people are facing the worst cost of living crisis for a generation. These drivers are fighting for a fair pay rise to help them through it.  

“We need something better from Arriva. Bus drivers need to know that they’ll be able to cover their bills.  

“We won’t stop fighting for our members to get the decent pay they deserve.” 

A spokesperson for Arriva North West said, “We will continue to do all we can to resolve this dispute as quickly as possible. We understand the detrimental impact this situation is having on our customers, our communities, our local economy – we urge the unions to reconsider their position, act in good faith and show a genuine willingness to resolve this dispute for the benefit of their members and our customers.”

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